Town of Needham - Needham, Massachusetts
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N 42° 18.747 W 071° 13.642
19T E 316435 N 4686869
Quick Description: This Massachusetts historical marker presents a brief overview about the formation of Needham, Massachusetts between 1635 and 1881. The plaque can be found immediately west of Cook's Bridge where Central Avenue becomes Elliot Street.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2019 6:42:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM10G1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:

This Massachusetts historical marker presents a brief overview about the formation of Needham, Massachusetts between 1635 and 1881. The two-sided cast plaque can be found on the north sidewalk immediately west of Cook's Bridge where Central Avenue becomes Elliot Street. It is nearby the parking area for Hemlock Gorge - Charles River Reservation.

The text is identical on both sides of this marker which has a black background and includes the town seal at the top center.

TOWN OF NEEDHAM

THE AREA "5 MIILES SQUARE NORTH OF
CHARLES RIVER" ASSIGNED TO DEDHAM
IN 1635 BY THE MASS GENERAL COURT.
TITLE OBTAINED BY PURCHASE FROM THE
INDIANS WILLIAM NEHOIDEN, 1680, AND
JOHN MAUGUS, 1681. SETTLEMENTS EXISTED
HERE PRIOR TO 1694. INCORPORATED NOV
6, 1711. FIRST TOWN MEETING DEC. 4, 1711.
NEEDHAM LEG SET OFF TO NATICK 1797.
TURTLE ISLAND SET OFF TO NEWTON 1803.
NEEDHAM'S WEST PARISH INCORPORATED
AS THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY IN 1881.

Agency Responsible for Placement: Town of Needham

County: Norfolk

City/Town Name: Needham

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

Year Placed: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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